Thursday, January 10, 2013

Caramel Apple Monkey Muffins

Sorry, I haven`t posted since last Wednesday! Sometimes life sucks and life was sucking a bit lately... Haha~ However, because you all need yummy foods in your belly, I had to hold off my homework for a few hours to post this delicious recipe! I`m in a co-ed fraternity and we are busy recruiting for the next few weeks, so I hope you can bare with me. :)

I`m a HUGE fan of caramel apple, if you haven`t realized...

I had this cool idea to try this out one day and it was magnificent! Why? It's so EASY, you`ll have to try to fail. Hehe. It`s become one of my favorite things to bake because these are just sooo good!

I was planning on posting these earlier, but I wanted to take new pictures of them since I knew I was going to make over Winter Break. Sadly, I never got the chance.

You might be busy like me, but you can definitely spare a little time to make this delicious treat for your friends and family. :)

It`s filled with caramel apple goodness!

Caramel Apple Monkey Bread Muffins

Hearts In My Oven Original
Yields: 11 standard muffins | Level: Easy | Total Time: 45-55 minutes | Print Recipe

§  2 tubes of refrigerated croissant rolls
§  2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
§  1/4 cup granulated sugar
§  1/4 cup brown sugar
§  1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
§  1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
§  2 small Granny Smith apples, diced
§  1 teaspoon lemon juice
§  3 tablespoon caramel ice cream topping, divided 1 tbsp + 2 tbsp
§  1 tablespoon milk
Materials Needed:
-          pastry brush
-          3 small bowls
-          1 medium bowl
-          fork
-          2 spoons
-          1 muffin pan
-          1 knife
-          1 cutting board

1.      In a small bowl, combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg with a fork. Set aside.  
2.      In another small bowl, gently toss diced apples with lemon juice.
3.      Preheat your oven to 350°F.
4.      For each sheet of croissant roll, cut into small squares. (*You can do at least 5 squares by 4 squares for each sheet. I made even more per sheet by constantly stretching it thin, but it's completely up to you.)
5.      Using a pastry brush, brush melted butter on each square.
6.      Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture on each square (about 1/2-1 teaspoon each, depending on size).
7.      Place 3-5 pieces of apples in each.
8.      Wrap into a round ball and place about 4-6 balls in each muffin tin. I stuck a few pieces of apples in between the creases at this point. 
9.      With about 1 tablespoon of caramel ice cream topping, pour a little over all the muffins. (Not 1 tbsp each; divide 1 tablespoon of caramel between all muffins).
10.  Bake at 350F for 15-18 minutes, or until tops are golden.
11.  In another small bowl, combine caramel ice cream topping with milk. Mix until incorporated. Pour a little over each muffin. 


  1. I love that first picture Lynna! These sound fabulous. Some mornings - I'm all about EASY. :)

    1. Exactly! :) Even though, I don`t even have time in the mornings to make these...LOL

  2. It's true, I am also super busy, but I would definitely put some time aside to make these. Yum!!

  3. Sometimes you need a blogging break! After the holidays and all, I feel so wiped out. These more than make up for it, though! They look delicious.

    1. Aha, yes, sometimes life makes me lose my baking mojo. LOL

  4. oh wow! I love caramel apple too! This looks amazing! I love cinnamon too! This is like my ulti muffin!

  5. Love this idea! That crescent roll dough is so great for quick recipes like this. I hope things have calmed down for you. I can relate!

    1. I love crescent roll dough! LOL. Thanks! I hope things are better now for you too!

  6. You always have the BEST baking ideas! I need to stop creeping on ur blog in the AM because now all I want is sugar. At 10am. Monkey bread is a fam favorite, definitely need to try it as muffins, love love this idea!

    1. Aww, thank you Kristina! I crave for sweets while reading food blogs regardless of the time of day. So bad...

  7. You made me smile that I can use refrigerated croissant rolls for these delicious looking muffins! :D That's so awesome! I need to try these with my kids. :)

  8. These are right up my alley - I love baking with apples and the pretty little muffins look so adorable!